Confessions of a Sugar Addict
January 13, 2011
I have a story to share today about being a sugar addict! Truth is always better than fiction when getting a point across in my opinion. It’s because one can relate to the human struggles, and hopefully learn from the mistakes made.
My story starts with CELEBRATION! Kelly, my 27 year old daughter, just finished nursing school. Yep! She finally decided to follow in mom’s footsteps. After several years working on an accounting degree, she decided she would rather be a nurse than an accountant. So my daughter, (who at 7 years also almost passed out at the shopping mall during a health fair when she saw someone have their finger pricked for a blood sugar test, and many other similar adventures during her life) was accepted into nursing school, and graduated a few weeks ago. I couldn’t be more proud. Since I still work as a nurse every weekend, the celebration was going to be tricky. We decided upon a party at the local Texas Steakhouse because they had a large banquet room. Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM was just perfect.
I didn’t have to prepare at my house, and I could still enjoy the function and be at work at 6:45 that evening. Well, I needed to order the cake. Not just any cake. I decided only the best for my daughter. I went to Anne’s Donut Shop. Not Walmart, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, or Sam’s Club. Only Anne’s Donut’s cake was suited for such a fine celebration. I entered Anne’s Donut Shop, with only the highest resolve. In, Out. Nothing to it. I ordered her cake, with special nurse decorations to mark the theme of this wonderful celebration.
Looking around I spotted the thing. The pumpkin spice roll slices. Oh boy. I hadn’t eaten anything like that in a long time. Just a taste. One slice would be OK. Then, there was the double doozie chocolate chip cookie with the thick white cream in-between the cookies. Then, my very favorite. The long john with the chocolate on top, and the white cream in the middle. OK. So I justified this. Just go ahead and purchase them, and nibble on them for a few days. Make them last. So I succumbed to the temptation.
On the drive home, I decided to open the bag, and take just a bite from the pumpkin roll slice. Once bite led to another, and another, and another. Whoops! All of a sudden I realized, the entire slice was gone. I was overdue for lunch, so going to Anne’s Donuts while hungry was my first mistake. Another thing. Instead of stopping by Anne’s, I should have just called.
So, I fix a quick lunch at the house. And opened the bag. Just a bite of the double doozie cookie. And another bite, and another bite…until it was gone. Then the long john… until it was gone. What happened next I pray will never happen again. For those of you who may not know, I teach low glycemic healthy living classes. I am a health and wellness nurse. I promote eating healthy and balanced. Good carbs, healthy carbs, balanced with healthy proteins and healthy fats. I take pharmaceutical grade supplements. I make healthy shakes and smoothies. I have lost 35 pounds in the past year. I feel better now than I did in my 20’s. My goal is to be a health and wellness nurse full-time.